In the land of the obvious, the Utah Jazz will reportedly match the $63 million offer sheet Gordon Hayward received from the Charlotte Hornets earlier this month.
Jazz will match Gordon Hayward's $63M sheet, but wouldn't be a surprise to see them take full 3 days to notify Hornets, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014
It has long been expected that Utah would match whatever offer Hayward, a restricted free agent, received on the open market.
Hayward, a lottery pick of the Jazz back in 2010, averaged 16.2 points per game last season. He also added over five rebounds and five assists per outing. Michael Jordan attempted to make a major impact in free agency by signing a big name. He’s apparently going to have to go back to the drawing board.